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Old 10-21-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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LoMa?

Oh my God. Almost as bad as SoBro.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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LoMa?

Oh my God. Almost as bad as SoBro.
Lol, I get it--lame. However, I am in on the joke. I said LoMa semi-ironically, sort of how a neighborhood that is north of Dickinson would be called NoDick. These names are getting ridiculous, I'll admit. Worst I've heard besides my own concoction is RAMBO. For the record though, I'm a NoTran (not a transplant, sorry, couldn't resist).
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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Its pronounced "Vess-ee" like saying Messy with a "V"
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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[quote=Blackbeauty212;21380928]Its pronounced "Vess-ee" like saying Messy with a "V"[/QUOTE 769560130020041

That is correct finally LOL....I work close to the area..and that is the correct way of saying it. There are so many streets in your LoMa, MiMa and UpMa? That how would u learn them all?
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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Its pronounced "Vess-ee" like saying Messy with a "V"[/QUOTE 769560130020041

That is correct finally LOL....I work close to the area..and that is the correct way of saying it. There are so many streets in your LoMa, MiMa and UpMa? That how would u learn them all?
Took me a second to figure out what LoMa meant, good thing
there is no FuMa.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:31 PM
 
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Beats referring to Gravesend as "Circle Under N Train" because I don't want to imagine that acronym. ..wonder if this should be a new thread?
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I always have known it as I posted above, especially since William Vesey was also known as William Veazie, an alternate spelling of the same name. Rector street was also named for him as well. And I think his wife was a Reade.

Anyway, here's a link to a genealogical origin of the name and alternate spellings: Veazey or Veazie
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Neither do I remember why I think it is Vez' zie. I guess we pick up some things subconsciously. Probably the street name was mentioned 1000 times on TV ater the WTC attack.


Wikipedia says VEE-ZEE???? (not sure if I believe that.)
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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^ I don't think much of Wikipedia as a resource for things about New York City.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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FaNoHo (or far north of Houston) is real estate speak for Inwood...raised rentals 10%.

VeFaNoHo is ALBANY!
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